March 9, 2016

Sketches Spotted on Instagram Inform Hand-Knotted CC-Tapis Rugs

Ancient, modern, and contemporary interweave in rugs from CC-Tapis. What could be more “today” than Instagram? That’s where the artful sketches of Oldie Segni Minimi by Giuseppe Di Costanzo/Architect came from. But what could be more time-honored than hand-knotted Himalayan wool? That’s the medium in which those sketches now appear. Meanwhile, traditional Moroccan influences and 20th-century graphics meet in Chiara Andreatti’s wool Primitive Weave 4. The whorls of In the Woods 2.0, a design by Claudio Bonoldi, are the product not of dye but of the natural colors of the constituent fibers: nettle, aloe, bamboo, and wool. If you imagine Mark Rothko color-fades rendered in thousands of individual knots, you might get Nelly Maye’s wool Sacha. Switch from painting to sculpture with Cut Out Monochromo by Parisotto + Formenton Architetti. The luscious sheen of silk and the plush depth of wool play out in shapes reminiscent of Isamu Noguchi. 

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